'Terrible Consequences': New USCIS Rules for US Asylum Seekers Come into Effect

In late June 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced two regulatory changes aimed at making it impossible for asylum seekers to work legally in the United States while they await their asylum applications. By increasing the obstacles, ...

Trump signs decree drastically restricting the hiring of foreign workers

The White House emphasizes that it will not tolerate the replacement of Americans with cheap foreign labor, writes Voice of America. US President Donald Trump on Monday, August 3, signed a priority hiring order for Americans to prevent foreign workers from replacing American workers. As emphasized in ...

USCIS Raises Prices for Immigration Services: Full Changelog

Effective October 2, 2020, a new US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) service fee rule will take effect. The agency has been working for almost nine months to change the structure of immigration fees and have presented updated prices on the official website of the Department of Internal ...

How long do I need to wait for the green card for family reunification: data for August

The owner of the green card, along with the opportunity to live and work permanently in the United States, receives the right to reunite with the family, which every American citizen has. If he has children, spouse or spouse in his homeland, he can take them to America. ...

USCIS Raises Prices for Immigration Services: New Cost

The service of applying for US citizenship will rise in price by more than 80%. And now applications for obtaining refugee status can only be submitted for money. The new fee rule will take effect on October 2. Writes about this edition CNN. ...

10 steps to naturalization: how to become a US citizen

US citizenship gives you rights and privileges. These include the right to vote, the ability to travel with a US passport and bring relatives to the United States, grant citizenship to your overseas child and receive government benefits, writes the Miami Herald. Since consideration of applications for obtaining ...

'The Last Nail in the Coffin': How USCIS Financial Problems Destroy US Immigration

Kenneth Palinkas commutes every week from his home in Queens to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Federal Plaza in New York. He's carrying a suitcase full of green card applications and status adjustments, which he is reviewing and ...

US National Visa Application Center: what it is for and how it works

The National Visa Application Center (NVC) is the part of the US Department of State that performs visa pre-processing tasks on behalf of US embassies. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, NVC handles most of the basic processing of immigrant visas (green cards) to take the burden off each embassy. Also…

USCIS announced a large-scale delay in the issuance of green cards and work permits

The massive delay in the production of green cards and other documents, including work permits, stems from budget problems at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), CNN reported. According to a warning issued on July 22 by the agency's ombudsman, the continuing backlog in the production of green cards and other documents was ...

Trump ordered not to take into account illegal immigrants in the US census: why is it bad

On Tuesday, July 21, Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing the US Census Bureau to exclude undocumented immigrants from the general population, which determines how many congressional seats each state gets. This is an unprecedented move that looks like an attempt to preserve the political power of whites, writes ...

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